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Fresh Black-Eyed Peas

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Dry black-eyed peas
  • 1/4 lb Salt pork
  • 1 Onion; studded with:
  • 2 Cloves -whole cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tb Grated lemon rind


The day before, place peas in a bowl, add salt pork; add water to cover to
depth of 1 inch. Let stand overnight. Next day, drain peas and salt pork
and put both in a large pot with 8 cups water. Add onion, salt and pepper
and bring to a boil. Simmer 2 hours or until peas are tender. If necessary,
add more water as peas cook to keep from burning. When ready to serve, stir
in lemon rind. About 6-8 servings. A ham bone may be cooked with peas in
place of the salt pork.



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